Spring Has Sprung And My Coleus Is Looking Vibrant Again

bright coleusI love my coleus plant even when it’s kind of dull looking through those low light months of winter but when the sun hits us in the spring it only takes a few days to go from dull to vibrant again.

It is also the time of year that this coleus starts to grow. I can have one little coleus plant about 6 inches tall and it can produce enough growth that I will be able to plant dozens of coleus in our yard by the time the ground thaws and freezing nights stop.

coleus in raised bed
My Coleus Once I Put It Outdoors For The Summer

The coleus above is from the same little cutting you see in the top left image. They just get so dark once they have direct sunlight outdoors.

Last year I bought another coleus which is different from the ones above and I had a hard time getting any clippings to survive but I tried that last fall. Hopefully now that the spring sun is here I might be able to get some clippings to plant outdoors.

Spring 2014 Is Finally Here So Let’s Get Ready For Gardening.

First Crocus of springIt was a long white winter here in New Brunswick this year so now we have a very wet spring with plenty of flooding. Maybe a sign of future conditions which isn’t a good sign for the location I have our vegetable garden. This means I need to either move the garden or raise the garden enough to avoid minor flooding.

The front of the yard is higher than the back and the front of the house has a flower bed with one bed on either side of the front steps.

The crocus have just popped up over the last week. It’s been so nice to see the snow leave our yard even if it means some lawns will need mowing.